PORT CHESTER, N.Y. Mark your calendars for a free family film night screening of The Lorax Sept. 23. The event will be hosted by the Port Chester Cares Community Coalition and the Port Chester Football and Cheerleading Booster Club.
The Community Cares Coalition encourages all families to bring a picnic dinner to eat together as a family under the stars and enjoy a film together. Last year, 250 residents attended Port Chester High Schools Ryan Stadium for the annual event. As always, the coalition also will be presenting the I Have What It Takes award to one outstanding senior from each of the fall athletic teams and marching band.
The event will be celebrating The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University Family Day, a day to eat dinner with your family. According to the center, The more often kids eat dinner with their families, the less likely they are to smoke, drink or use drugs. The center also reports 84 percent of teens prefer to have dinner with their families than to eat alone.
The Community Cares Coalition, along with the Booster club hope to continue Free Family Film Nights throughout the school year.
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